Global SMOS SSS maps

Global SSS maps are computed at BEC using a new methodological approach to cope with land and RFI contamination.


Two different products are generated


Daily map of 9 day objective analysed data in a rectangular grid at 0.25º resolution, from 2011 to 2016.



Daily fused with OSTIA SST maps in a rectangular grid at 0.05o resolution, from 2011 to 2016

These maps have been validated with near-surface measurements provided by Argo profilers, which allow us to define several quality metrics.

Related documents

Data Description and Quality report: BEC-SMOS-PD-SSSv2-v1.pdf